In Orbit Demonstration Programme Mission 4


IOD-4 is open for applications! This mission offers a 3U CubeSat platform and launch from the International Space Station (ISS) for an organisation demonstrating a new service capability.

IOD will help you accelerate to ‘proof of concept’ stage by providing low-cost, fast-tracked access to orbit, and a range of operational and business support services to exploit the commercial potential of the mission.

The Offer

The IOD-4 mission includes:

  • A 3U CubeSat platform from Clyde Space, including integration and testing
  • A launch opportunity from the ISS with NanoRacks
  • Business support as required, including defining the mission and business case, and developing the commercial potential of the service
  • Operational support throughout the mission

Application Information

IOD-4 is open to anyone who can clearly demonstrate the commercial potential of the proposed service and a route to market. Organisations or individuals submitting entries are expected to:

  • Lead the demonstration of a service, support payload integration, collaborate on operations, and provide a payload FM and EM.
  • Contribute to the cost of the IOD mission
  • Deliver a direct TOI to the UK through the post IOD mission plans

To submit an application, please read and complete the proposal documents below and send them to us at

Applications can be made at any time below, and are reviewed every 4 months or so.

The next application review will be early 2019.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about the programme or this particular mission, please get in touch with us at or on 01235 567999.

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